Varicose veins and certain types of skin redness on the legs are often caused by heredity, prolonged sitting and standing, weight gain, pregnancy, changes in hormones and other factors. And (hooray) people under age thirty almost never have varicose veins.
Apart from the visible signs of varicose veins, other signs include, leg heaviness, leg numbness, aching pain, leg swelling and an itching, irritated rash on the legs.
Fortunately, we have several types of varicose vein treatment NJ as well as spider veins and skin redness. Thanks to the latest laser technologies, treating these problems has never been easier or worked better. Best of all there is no downtime.
We treat spider veins–which are small veins near the surface of the skin–with a laser called Vbeam Perfecta. This gentle device passes laser light through the skin which is then absorbed by the small red veins, causing them to fade away.
Varicose veins can be treated with a laser called GentleYAG. With this procedure, a long-pulse wave of laser energy passes harmlessly through the skin to target hemoglobin in the vein. This causes the vein to die and eventually be absorbed by the body.
With both procedures, a cooling device sprays cryogen just prior to the laser to numb the skin. In some cases, sclerotherapy is used to treat mid to large varicose veins. With this procedure, vascular surgeons inject a special agent into the vein, causing it to collapse and fade.
There are several ways to help prevent spider and varicose veins. They include keeping your legs uncrossed, avoiding tight clothing at the waist and legs, eating a low-salt, high-fiber diet, keeping a healthy weight and regular exercise. Still, heredity can play a factor. So, if you’re seeking varicose vein treatment NJ, look to Reflections Center.
Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.